Skip to comments.Reality check: Cardinal Burke’s star will shine on
Posted on 12/17/2013 8:23:46 PM PST by NKP_Vet
The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. Hes on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all of his duties this morning.
Oh wait, thats not what happened. Actually, Pope Francis simply chose not to renew his membership on the Congregation for Bishops, the body that helps select bishops for the United States and around the world. Still, this was enough for noted Burke-haters here in America to proclaim this is the end of Burkes episcopal career.
Even the normally sober-minded John Allen cited this recent EWTN interview given by Cardinal Burke on The World Over where the cardinal said we can never talk enough about the defense of human life as some sort of example that Pope Francis wants to move away from the Cardinals aggressive line on the culture wars please! As if Pope Francis has nothing better to do than monitor what gets said on EWTN every night.
Let me pour some cold water on this hyperventilating speculation.
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"If we want to see anything significant in todays news, it should be that Pope Francis confirmed Cardinal Marc Oullet as the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops! A more conservative Cardinal you couldnt ask for"